Plenary Speakers

Plenary Session Speakers

Meet and hear from thought leaders and some of the industry’s most recognized names, including many of the players who are helping to revolutionize the industry. Highlighted speakers and organizations are listed below.

Reed Tuckson, MD, FACP


American Telemedicine Association

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David B. Hoyt, MD

Executive Director

American College of Surgeons

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Jack Resneck, Jr., MD

Board of Directors

American Medical Association

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Russell L. Holman, MD

Chief Medical Officer

LifePoint Health

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Eric Anderson, MD

Chair, AAN Telemedicine Work Group

American Academy of Neurology

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John Noseworthy, MD

President and CEO

Mayo Clinic

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David Shulkin, MD

Under Secretary for Health

United States Veterans Administration

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James Peake, MD, LTG (Ret.)

Vice President of CGI

Former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs

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Nicholas Negroponte


MIT Media Lab

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Consumer Stakeholders Confront Telehealth

Moderator: Jay H. Sanders, MD, FACP

CEO of The Global Telemedicine Group, Professor of Medicine (Adjunct) at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Founder and President Emeritus of ATA  

Panelist: Patrick Wayte, VP Patient & Healthcare Innovation

American Heart Association  

Panelist: Latisha T. Rowe, MD, MBA

Founder, ClickIt Clinic 


Debate: Is a Prior Provider-Patient Relationship Still Required?

Moderator: Andrew R. Watson, MD, MLitt, FACS

Vice President, UPMC International, Medical Director for Telemedicine 

Panelist: James E. Sabin, MD

Clinical Professor, Departments of Psychiatry & Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, AMA Council of Ethical and Judicial Affairs 

Panelist: Deborah Ann Mulligan, MD, FAAP, FACEP

Chief Medical Affairs Officer, MDLIVE, Inc. and Professor COM and Director, Institute for Child Health Policy, Nova Southeastern University 

Panelist: Denise Bell, MD, FAAP

Chair, Department of Pediatrics at Virtua Memorial Hospital and Primary Care Pediatrician, Executive Committee AAP Section of Telehealth Care, Advocare Pediatric Physicians of Burlington County, Mount Holly, NJ 

Panelist: Kevin L. Smith, DNP, FNP, FAANP

Chief Clinical Officer, Zipnosis 
Certification, Leadership in Health Information Technology for Health Professionals (LHIT-HP)


The Year in Review: Excellence in Telemedicine Research

Moderator: Peter Yellowlees, MBBS, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair for Faculty Development, University of California Davis 

Panelist: Ron Merrell, MD

Professor of Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University and Co-editor, Telemedicine and eHealth Journal 

Panelist: Rashid Bashshur, PhD

Senior Advisor for eHealth, University of Michigan Health System 

Panelist: Carolyn Turvey, PhD

Professor at the University of Iowa and Research Health Scientist, VA Medical Center

Panelist: Ingrid Zimmer-Galler, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, John Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

Panelist: Madan Dharmar, MD, MBBS

Assistant Research Professor, UC Davis Health System